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I watched it as a young kid so it had to be an early or mid 80's movie. World War I era. North Africans fighting for freedom from a European power. An older man leads the North Africans and I think he dies in the end.

The one scene I really remember is the European power is sending an armed force across a iron/steel bridge and the freedom fighters are camped out above in caves. They attack the forces on the bridge. I can not remember if they blow up the bridge or not.

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I believe the movie you want is Lion of the Desert, which is about Libyan freedom fighter Omar Mukhtar's fight against the Italian army which was occupying Libya at the time.

Lion of the Desert

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That is the movie! Thank you sir! – Adam Loveless Mar 19 '13 at 21:58

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